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My Fairy Tale’s Weaver Girl

Sorcha of Sevenwaters (or Jenny of Harrowfield) from the book Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) is a young irish girl living with the bretons when she weaves the startwort shirts to break the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans (the book is inspired on the fairy tale of “The Six Swans” amazingly mixed with Irish legends).

The startwort plants and flowers that she used to spin the magical shirtshad thorns that hurt and disfigured her hands.

I won this book as birthday gift from a dearest friend, and now I’m dying toread the whole series.

As the romance takes place in the beggining of King Aethelwulf of Wessex reign, I believe the approximate date is circa of 840.by mara sop

My Fairy Tale’s Weaver Girl

Sorcha of Sevenwaters (or Jenny of Harrowfield) from the book Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) is a young irish girl living with the bretons when she weaves the startwort shirts to break the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans (the book is inspired on the fairy tale of “The Six Swans” amazingly mixed with Irish legends).

The startwort plants and flowers that she used to spin the magical shirtshad thorns that hurt and disfigured her hands.

I won this book as birthday gift from a dearest friendand now I’m dying toread the whole series.


As the romance takes place in the beggining of King Aethelwulf of Wessex reign, I believe the approximate date is circa of 840.

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My Sorceress Girl

I just finished my Lady Oonagh (from Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier), and I’m very happy with the result!

Lady Oonagh is the powerful sorceress from Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier.

She is very evil, and want to destroy the Sevenwaters people, and take control of the feud through her son Ciáran, the 7th son of a 7th son, and just because of that a really powerful man!

To achieve their goals, she turns the 6 older children of her husband into swans. Sorcha, the only girl,  manages to escape, and Lady Oonagh starts to chase her to destroy her before she can break the curse.

I’ve already made Sorcha (Daughter of Forest), and her daughters Niamh and Liadan (Son of the Shadows), and now I’ll make Fainne (Child of Prophecy), Niamh’s daughter. ;)

c. 838

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My Sorceress Girl

I just finished my Lady Oonagh (from Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier), and I’m very happy with the result!

Lady Oonagh is the powerful sorceress from Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier.

art by Dunechampion on DeviantArt

She is very evil, and want to destroy the Sevenwaters people, and take control of the feud through her son Ciáran, the 7th son of a 7th son, and just because of that a really powerful man!

art by Jenimal on DeviantArt

To achieve their goals, she turns the 6 older children of her husband into swans. Sorcha, the only girl,  manages to escape, and Lady Oonagh starts to chase her to destroy her before she can break the curse.

I’ve already made Sorcha (Daughter of Forest), and her daughters Niamh and Liadan (Son of the Shadows), and now I’ll make Fainne (Child of Prophecy), Niamh’s daughter. ;)

c. 838

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My Medieval Girl

Last sunday, I went to Picnic Vitoriano São Paulo wearing my medieval gown, inspired on the early 14th century fashion.

I used a lot of research to decided on this outfit, but I really love the final result of this! :)

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My Medieval Girl

Last sunday, I went to Picnic Vitoriano São Paulo wearing my medieval gown, inspired on the early 14th century fashion.

I used a lot of research to decided on this outfit, but I really love the final result of this! :)

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My Warlord Chronicles Girls
Ceinwyn, Guinevere and Nimue from The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell, his version of the King Arthur history.

Ceinwyn (the blond) is a princess who gives up all her royalty privileges to live with the simple warrior Derfel Cadarn.
Guinevere (the red) is a stunning princess for whom Arthur falls.

Nimue (the brunette) is Merlim mistress, a powerful sorceress and the Lady of the Lake

This trylogy is one of my favorites ever!!!
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My Warlord Chronicles Girls

Ceinwyn, Guinevere and Nimue from The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell, his version of the King Arthur history.

Ceinwyn (the blond) is a princess who gives up all her royalty privileges to live with the simple warrior Derfel Cadarn.

Guinevere (the red) is a stunning princess for whom Arthur falls.

Nimue (the brunette) is Merlim mistress, a powerful sorceress and the Lady of the Lake

This trylogy is one of my favorites ever!!!

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Me as a Mucha Girl

A few weeks ago happened the 5 O’Clock Tea from the Picnic Vitoriano São Paulo group, and the theme of this edition was the 150 years of the criation of the subway of London, so everyone was really victorian. But, as I’m a rebel, I decided to make a different victorian costume, I made an aesthetic dress inspired on the pre-rapahelite muses, as the girl who posed to Alphonse Mucha as gree nymphs…

Do you like it? :)

c. 1899

Me as a Mucha Girl

A few weeks ago happened the 5 O’Clock Tea from the Picnic Vitoriano São Paulo group, and the theme of this edition was the 150 years of the criation of the subway of London, so everyone was really victorian. But, as I’m a rebel, I decided to make a different victorian costume, I made an aesthetic dress inspired on the pre-rapahelite muses, as the girl who posed to Alphonse Mucha as gree nymphs…

Do you like it? :)

c. 1899

Happy birthday to Jane Austen!
My Henry VIII’s Girls
Finally I finished my Six Wives of Henry VIII from Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!
I will not extend myself talking all over again about these six women. But I’ll put all of them here to you can see it better ;)
Hey how, let’s go?

Catalina de Aragon (or Catherine of Aragon)
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Anna von Kleve (or Anne of Cleves)
Kathryn Howard (or Katherine Howard)
Katherine Parr
Which one is your favorite?16th Centuryby mara sop

My Henry VIII’s Girls

Finally I finished my Six Wives of Henry VIII from Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!

I will not extend myself talking all over again about these six women. But I’ll put all of them here to you can see it better ;)

Hey how, let’s go?

Catalina de Aragon (or Catherine of Aragon)


Anne Boleyn


Jane Seymour


Anna von Kleve (or Anne of Cleves)



Kathryn Howard (or Katherine Howard)



Katherine Parr



Which one is your favorite?

16th Century

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The White Queen Girls

Debuting my new doll, I’ve done the women behind the War of the Roses (York versus Lancaster): Margaret Beaufort (The Red Queen), Elizabeth Woodville (The White Queen), and the Neville’s girls, Isabel and Anne (The Kingmaker’s Daughters) from the BBC’s namesake show.

Margaret was Henry VII’s mother, Elizabeth Woodville was the peasant who became a queen, Edward IV’s wife, and Anne Neville was Richard III’s queen. Isabel almost became a queen, she was the wife of George, duke of Clarence, Edward and Richard’s brother.

1464

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My Shadow Queen Girl

Iseult, the Shadow Queen, from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, is a celtic briton queen (one of the lastest) and my favorite character of the Saxon Stories books.She appears in The Pale Horseman. Iseult was married to a minor king named Peredur who kept her virginity in the belief that it maintained her powers of prophecy. Seeing that Uhtred’s arrival would result in her freedom, she convinced Peredur to hire on Uhtred and his ship’s crew when they appeared off the coast in order to fight the Danish warlord Svein of the White Horse, who had captured a nearby fort. Svein and Uhtred ended up colluding to turn on Peredur and pillage his settlement, and Uhtred claimed Iseult and began living with her although he was still married to Mildrith. Although Iseult healed Alfred’s son Edward from an illness that nearly killed him and created herbal medicines for Alfred that made him healthier, she was feared and distrusted by the Wessex court because of her paganism. Alfred used her as a “surety” to ensure that Uhtred would not betray him and go to the Danes. She was later baptized, which helped alleviate some of the resentment against her. She prophecised that Uhtred would father three children, two sons and a daughter but refused to go into any detail when pressed. She was killed during the Battle of Ethandun when the Danes attacked the Wessex caravan behind their line.
Iseult is my favorite character from the whole series, and when she was killed, I was in mourning for weeks, unable to continue the story. I like of Gisela, Aethelflaed and Brida, but none can be compared to Iseult for me…
As I couldn’t find good images about the britons of this period, I used my feeling (and my poor knowledge about the celtic culture) to make this outfit, and that is how I imagine Iseult in her first appearence in the story.

I’ve already made Aethelflaed too ;)

c. 876

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My Shadow Queen Girl

Iseult, the Shadow Queen, from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, is a celtic briton queen (one of the lastest) and my favorite character of the Saxon Stories books.
She appears in The Pale Horseman. Iseult was married to a minor king named Peredur who kept her virginity in the belief that it maintained her powers of prophecy. Seeing that Uhtred’s arrival would result in her freedom, she convinced Peredur to hire on Uhtred and his ship’s crew when they appeared off the coast in order to fight the Danish warlord Svein of the White Horse, who had captured a nearby fort. Svein and Uhtred ended up colluding to turn on Peredur and pillage his settlement, and Uhtred claimed Iseult and began living with her although he was still married to Mildrith. Although Iseult healed Alfred’s son Edward from an illness that nearly killed him and created herbal medicines for Alfred that made him healthier, she was feared and distrusted by the Wessex court because of her paganism. Alfred used her as a “surety” to ensure that Uhtred would not betray him and go to the Danes. She was later baptized, which helped alleviate some of the resentment against her. She prophecised that Uhtred would father three children, two sons and a daughter but refused to go into any detail when pressed. She was killed during the Battle of Ethandun when the Danes attacked the Wessex caravan behind their line.


Iseult is my favorite character from the whole series, and when she was killed, I was in mourning for weeks, unable to continue the story. I like of Gisela, Aethelflaed and Brida, but none can be compared to Iseult for me…


As I couldn’t find good images about the britons of this period, I used my feeling (and my poor knowledge about the celtic culture) to make this outfit, and that is how I imagine Iseult in her first appearence in the story.

I’ve already made Aethelflaed too ;)


c. 876

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My Fairy Tale’s Weaver Girl

Sorcha of Sevenwaters (or Jenny of Harrowfield) from the book Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) is a young irish girl living with the bretons when she weaves the startwort shirts to break the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans (the book is inspired on the fairy tale of “The Six Swans” amazingly mixed with Irish legends).

The startwort plants and flowers that she used to spin the magical shirts had thorns that hurt and disfigured her hands.

I won this book as birthday gift from a dearest friend, and now I’m dying to read the whole series.

As the romance takes place in the beggining of King Aethelwulf of Wessex reign, I believe the approximate date is circa of 840.by mara sop

My Fairy Tale’s Weaver Girl

Sorcha of Sevenwaters (or Jenny of Harrowfield) from the book Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) is a young irish girl living with the bretons when she weaves the startwort shirts to break the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans (the book is inspired on the fairy tale of “The Six Swans” amazingly mixed with Irish legends).

The startwort plants and flowers that she used to spin the magical shirts had thorns that hurt and disfigured her hands.

I won this book as birthday gift from a dearest friend, and now I’m dying to read the whole series.


As the romance takes place in the beggining of King Aethelwulf of Wessex reign, I believe the approximate date is circa of 840.

by mara sop

Happy Birthday to the Bard!

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, so I’m making a tribute for him with my Juliet’s Girls :D
The first one is Giulietta Tolomei from the Anne Fortier’s book “Juliet”,in this book she tells the possible story about the couple who inspirated the legend in the 14th century. Amazing book!
The second one is Viola Delesseps as the 1st Juliet on stage from the movie “Shakespeare in love”.
The third one is the pre-raphaelite painter William Watherhouse’s Juliet.
The forth one is Norma Shearer, from the 1936 movie “Romeo and Juliet”
The fifith one is Vivien Leigh playing Juliet on stage from 1945.
The sixth is the adorable Olivia Russel from 1968 Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”.
The seventh is Claire Danes from 1996 version of “Romeo + Juliet” by Bas Luhrmann
The last one is Sophie from “Letters to Juliet”, another adorable movie that must have to be seen!
And today, probably because the Shakespeare’s birthday was the first oficial trailer of the new version was lauched… So coming soon, a brand new version of Romeu and Juliet is on the cinemas!

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Happy Birthday to the Bard!

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, so I’m making a tribute for him with my Juliet’s Girls :D

The first one is Giulietta Tolomei from the Anne Fortier’s book “Juliet”,in this book she tells the possible story about the couple who inspirated the legend in the 14th century. Amazing book!

The second one is Viola Delesseps as the 1st Juliet on stage from the movie “Shakespeare in love”.

The third one is the pre-raphaelite painter William Watherhouse’s Juliet.

The forth one is Norma Shearer, from the 1936 movie “Romeo and Juliet”

The fifith one is Vivien Leigh playing Juliet on stage from 1945.

The sixth is the adorable Olivia Russel from 1968 Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

The seventh is Claire Danes from 1996 version of “Romeo + Juliet” by Bas Luhrmann

The last one is Sophie from “Letters to Juliet”, another adorable movie that must have to be seen!

And today, probably because the Shakespeare’s birthday was the first oficial trailer of the new version was lauched… So coming soon, a brand new version of Romeu and Juliet is on the cinemas!

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My Birthday Girl

Today is Lucrezia Borgia’s birthday! She was born on April, 18 of 1480.

I’ve also already made two versions of the same dress from The Borgias, showing the versatility of the fashion just changing the sleeves of the outfit. Yep, Italian Renaissance rules!

I love the Borgias, and Holiday is really stunning as Lucrezia!

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My Birthday Girl

Today is Lucrezia Borgia’s birthday! She was born on April, 18 of 1480.

I’ve also already made two versions of the same dress from The Borgias, showing the versatility of the fashion just changing the sleeves of the outfit. Yep, Italian Renaissance rules!

I love the Borgias, and Holiday is really stunning as Lucrezia!

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My so Scandalous “Chemise à lá Reine” Girl

Marie Antoinette en chemise, inspired in the portrait of the queen in a “muslin” dress, by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. This controversial portrait was viewed by her critics to be improper for a queen.

I used this dress to made the skirt. These dress is one of the many chemise dresses from the Marie Antoinette’s movie with Kirsten Dunst.This outfit is from 1783

I’ve already talked a little bit about Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun here in the post about Pelagia Sapieha

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My so Scandalous “Chemise à lá Reine” Girl

Marie Antoinette en chemise, inspired in the portrait of the queen in a “muslin” dress, by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. This controversial portrait was viewed by her critics to be improper for a queen.

I used this dress to made the skirt. These dress is one of the many chemise dresses from the Marie Antoinette’s movie with Kirsten Dunst.

This outfit is from 1783

I’ve already talked a little bit about Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun here in the post about Pelagia Sapieha

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